Jim Angle: Lazy, stupid, or both?
In slamming Sen Dick Durbin's statements about detainee abuse at Guantanamo, Fox News chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle put into play the always handy (and always unnamed) "knowledgeable official." This one, according to Angle, had detailed knowledge about the FBI emails that Durbin mentioned on the Senate floor.
What a wanker! Angle exposed himself as the poseur he is: the FBI emails are publicly available.
My guess as to the identity of the "knowledgeable official": some FOX summer intern who googled around or Lexis-Nexis'd and printed out some pages.
[Wanker alert via Media Matters]
Chris Wallace on the comparative joys of self-defecation
[A]nd I'm not saying, you know, there aren't legitimate questions there, is that someone is chained to a floor and forced to defecate on themselves, and has loud rock music playing. Excuse me? I mean, you know, Auschwitz? Bergen Belsen? The Soviet gulag? I think they would have been very happy to be allowed to defecate on themselves.
[Link from the wonderful Clever Peasantry]
Terri Schiavo died because Florida feeds on the dead
I'm wondering if this case is the tip of the iceberg in Pinellas County. A far out theory - the whole place may be a den of corruption and fraud preying on the weak in society.
Scientology is based there and the rumor is they are the modern day nazism and believe in getting rid of the weak, old, deformed (don't know if true). They are lawyer heavy and use those lawyers for their goals. Also, the euthanasists working their members into the lawmaking areas, hospices, hospital decision makers.
Florida is a retirement state. Many probably hope to feed on the assets of the weak, and create their "pure" socialism society through lawmaking and the courts. A good place to do that since the elderly have little ability to fight.
[Where else but from Free Republic]
Christopher Hitchens (not under Breathalyzer rules) claims to have seen the sweets and flowers
"The welcome that I've seen American and British forces get in parts of Iraq is something I want to start--I want to mention first because there are people who say that that never happened. It is commonly said by political philosophers like Maureen Dowd say that the--where were the sweets and where were the flowers. Well I saw it happen with my own eyes and no one's going to tell me that I didn't."
[Link to Unhitched via Needlenose]
Late Night Open Thread - I dunno where everyone else went, but I decided I should check on you heathens before I go to bed and was surprised to see you all were prattling along in ...